Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

Well, it’s almost mid-way through another very unproductive week. Not helped by the fact that I cannot sit at the computer for any amount of time as have to keep leg straight. Oh well…I’ll be back at work soon. Just need to use up some more sick-leave. On the plus side watched some classic programmes … [Read the full story]

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

I walked past a group of fellow work colleagues in a coffee shop. They were discussing how awful child labour is. As I sat down on a vacant seat at their table, one of them started to talk to me and asked, “Jim, what do you think of child labour?” I replied, “Oh, I think it’s utterly appalling…young children … [Read the full story]

Morning coffee with Catholics

Four Catholic men and a Catholic woman were having coffee in St.Peters Square . The first Catholic man tells his friends, “My son is a priest.  When he walks into a room, everyone calls him ‘Father‘.” The second Catholic man chirps, “My son is a Bishop.  When he walks into a room people call him … [Read the full story]

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

I experienced a relatively rare emotion today…enthusiasm. At lunch over a coffee I was discussing cabbages and Kings with a colleague of mine. For some reason we were discussing the history of warfare and meandered into the ancient world, specifically the Spartans. I recalled that the word “laconic” was related and was rather pleased that … [Read the full story]

Apparently, elephant poo coffee isn’t shit

If you like your coffee strong with plenty of nose, then Thailand could be your ideal destination, after a blend made from elephant dung was put on sale by an upmarket hotel chain. The Black Ivory blend, made from coffee beans digested and excreted by Thai elephants, is billed as producing a particularly smooth cup. … [Read the full story]

Inhaler takes calories AND fun out of chocolate

Chocolate without any of the calories? It sounds too good to be true, but one Harvard University professor has made it happen. Bio-mechanical engineer David Edwards has launched AeroShot Chocolate, an inhaler which provides the taste of chocolate in breathable form. Using a small lipstick-sized tube, consumers draw fine particles of chocolate into their mouth … [Read the full story]

Battle Mug – have a coffee, then shoot someone

Staying awake during commando surveillance operations has never been easier – thanks to a coffee mug that comes with three military-spec scope rails. The Battle Mug, made by U.S firm OpticsPlanet, is clearly the meanest looking mug on the planet, especially when it’s carrying its full complement of hardware. Made from a block of aluminium, … [Read the full story]

Have your coffee served by semi-naked Laura Maggi

After eight years running a bar, Laura Maggi suddenly found men beating a path to her door. Not for the quality of her coffee  and aperitifs, but because she had started appearing for work in highly revealing outfits. Hundreds of male customers flocked there day and night, leaving their cars double parked in the surrounding … [Read the full story]

Coffee machine with fingerprint recognition

If James Bond ever asked Q for a coffee, he’d probably be pointed in the direction of this. The Philips Saeco Xelsis Digital ID is the first coffee machine to use fingerprint recognition to identify how you like your coffee. When the appliance is fresh out the box, the user presses their finger on a … [Read the full story]

Women who feel guilty

Are you one of the GAT (Guilty All the Time) ­generation? Do you ­reproach yourself each day for failing to spend enough time with your family, for neglecting your friends or for having eaten unhealthily? Did you feel remorse, the Christmas just gone, for not having been nicer to your mother or for not having … [Read the full story]